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by ExZacLee
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: creating horn section parts
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: creating horn section parts

Just to kind of add to what's already been said, I do this a fair amount and teach this in one of my arranging classes - here's the rules for success I give my students, maybe it'll help: 1) Listen to examples of the style of music you're writing for - in the case of a "new" style (right...) listen ...
by ExZacLee
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Notation programs
Replies: 18
Views: 874

Re: Notation programs

I use Finale exclusively. It is not the easiest program, it is not quick if you're not fluent with it, and frankly the MIDI mockups suck (I'm not a fan of Garritan at all). As far as making professionally engraved parts, though, I don't think it has a competitor. It is the "industry standard" for a ...
by ExZacLee
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: old King trombone series
Replies: 15
Views: 746

Re: old King trombone series

Most (maybe not all though?) of the 2XXX horns are just the modern versions of older 2B/3B/4B etc.... and its variants - they're not different in any major respects (bore size, etc...) although in "minor" respects some lead pipe (and possibly assembly) changes made some of them less desirable. Does...
by ExZacLee
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: old King trombone series
Replies: 15
Views: 746

Re: old King trombone series

Most (maybe not all though?) of the 2XXX horns are just the modern versions of older 2B/3B/4B etc.... and its variants - they're not different in any major respects (bore size, etc...) although in "minor" respects some lead pipe (and possibly assembly) changes made some of them less desirable. Doesn...
by ExZacLee
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: old King trombone series
Replies: 15
Views: 746

Re: old King trombone series

It helps to mention the single bore Liberty was never designated as a "2B" - it was just called a "Liberty". The term Liberty was also used on trumpets and cornets, maybe saxophones as well? The 2B Liberty was a dual bore version of the Liberty - 2B stood for "dual bore". Of course, as with all hand...
by ExZacLee
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 99
Views: 4757

Re: What we're doing

We just finished up the UCO jazz camp on Friday - kids (and adults) were great, but I am worn out. Lots of early mornings and late nights, and a salsa gig in this Oklahoma heat (with a gorgeous sunset right in the eyes) that I had a hard time recovering from. It's worth it watching them play, I was ...
by ExZacLee
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: How much for charts?
Replies: 14
Views: 562

Re: How much for charts?

This isn't about what musicians find acceptable. It's about fair recompense for work. Selling your tattered originals is basically the same as selling copies. Bob Mintzer doesn't make a whole lot of money on those charts, but he deserves every penny. If you want a Bob Mintzer chart, buy it. It's rea...
by ExZacLee
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88HLTOW?
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: Conn 88HLTOW?

Lightweight , thinned bell, open wrap, wide slide? (I'm guessing based on the most common uses of those suffixes with trombone specs.) My thoughts are generally the same. The ‘W’ is where I’m puzzled. I thought maybe grouped as ‘OW’ it might be open wrap. I think I’ve seen LTW for light weight with...
by ExZacLee
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88HLTOW?
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: Conn 88HLTOW?

Lightweight , thinned bell, open wrap, wide slide? (I'm guessing based on the most common uses of those suffixes with trombone specs.)
by ExZacLee
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 99
Views: 4757

Re: What we're doing

Nothing. Doing nothing... but I have a good reason - got married on Sunday and the new wife and I are honeymooning in New Orleans. We'll meet up with some friends and check out their gigs, but I'm not going to try and book myself while I'm here (mayhap I'll sit in somewhere if I'm invited.) We get b...
by ExZacLee
Fri May 18, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Buzz mute?
Replies: 16
Views: 1335

Re: Buzz mute?

If I can find a way to make the kazoo thingies, I may try to make one with a coffee can. Cafe Bustelo used to sell a big can of coffee, but they went to plastic recently and I want to use the old tin ones. Kind of a cross between a bucket and a buzz mute... if I have the time. I'm spending a lot of ...
by ExZacLee
Sat May 12, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: How Do You Charge for Lessons?
Replies: 19
Views: 2628

Re: How Do You Charge for Lessons?

When I was maintaining a studio, I used a "simple" system. Lessons were $25/half hour, $50/hr. A month is 4 lessons (although sometimes you get a free fifth.) Payment of $100 (4 half hour lessons) or $200 (4 one hour lessons) is due at the first lesson each month. Explain the "extra 5th lesson" and ...
by ExZacLee
Sat May 12, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Buzz mute?
Replies: 16
Views: 1335

Re: Buzz mute?

On the subject of the Buzz Wow... I can't find on either. After H&B discontinued it, they just haven't been showing up on the bay or anywhere else, and when someone does sell one, they want way too much for it. Is DJ around here? A question: where would one get the Kazoo reed thingies? Is this somet...
by ExZacLee
Fri May 11, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Self-recording on android with decent quality - USB interfaces?
Replies: 16
Views: 1418

Re: Self-recording on android with decent quality - USB interfaces?

The tonal quality of several recordings with mike near the bell of my Eb tuba where not much better than plain android recordings. I'm assuming you're listening through headphones or speakers, because if you're just using iPhone speakers everything will sound like crap regardless of what you use to...
by ExZacLee
Wed May 09, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Arranging Fees
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: Arranging Fees

This is a difficult question, a lot of factors to figure in, but here's my general approach to my arranging income. I don't charge per hour, my prices should go up as I get better, not down. I'll try and figure in time when I'm quoting a job and then work to get it done in that time period. For educ...
by ExZacLee
Wed May 09, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Connecting With Event/Wedding Planners
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Connecting With Event/Wedding Planners

I started doing the wedding band circuit a few years back. I work with a few different agencies and occasionally do some booking myself. To add to the good advice above, a few things that may help: 1) I made most of the connections I have with various agencies through gigs - and most of those throug...

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